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MGT     205    Cr. 3

The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

This course introduces students to ethical theory and decision-making models, as well as the legal framework in which American business operates, the substantive legal rules that govern American business domestically and internationally, and the ethical and social responsibility implications of business conduct within the legal environment. Governmental efforts to regulate business activity by statute and administrative agency rules and decisions are emphasized. Prerequisites: ECO 110 or ECO 120 and 30 credit hours.


MGT     308    Cr. 3

Behavior and Theory in Organizations

This course provides an introduction to Organizational Behavior and Theory. Emphasis is on key individual and group level behavioral processes deemed essential for effective management. They include perception, motivation, communication, and group dynamics. In addition, the course covers some basic concepts of organizational theory such as organizational structure and design, organizational culture, and strategy and goals. Prerequisite: junior standing.


MGT     393    Cr. 3

Production Management

An introductory course in decision making problems in production. The course includes the theoretical foundations for production management as well as the applications of decision-making techniques to production problems in the firm. Prerequisites: MTH 175, 205 and junior standing.


MGT 205, 308, 393 702, and 703 are MBA foundation courses.


MGT     700    Cr. 1-3

Management Forum

Emphasis will be on the examination and study of current management issues. Topics will vary from semester to semester. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.


BUS    700     Cr. 1-3

Business Forum

Emphasis on the exploration of new devlopments in business theory and practice. Topics will vary from semester to semester. Repeatable for credit—maximum 9. Prerequisite: admission to the MBA program.


MGT   702     Cr. 2

Operations Foundation

Introduction to the role of operations management in an organization, including production processes, linear programming, layout, inventory control, scheduling, project management, and quality assurance. This course is part of the MBA foundation courses and should precede MGT 732. It is not an MBA elective course.


MGT     703    Cr. 2

Organizational Behavior

Current theories of organizational behavior are studied with emphasis on contributions of the behavioral sciences in describing and analyzing the behavior of individuals and groups in organizations. Problems and strategies in organizational growth and change are studied. Application of concepts and development of interpersonal skills are accomplished through case analysis, practical exercises and examples. This course is part of the MBA foundation courses and should precede MGT 730. It is not an MBA elective course.


MGT   730     Cr. 3

Organizational Behavior and Theory

Consideration of interpersonal and organizational variables which relate to job performance. Specific reference is made to management theory, human motivation, attitudes, and group structure and processes.


MGT   732     Cr. 3

Operations Research

and Decision Making

An examination of various principles, methods, techniques, and tools involved in defining, designing and conducting business research in such areas as: production, marketing and distribution, investment and finance, organization, and the effective communication of the results of such research. The difficulties encountered in the actual use of research results for the solution of managerial problems are also discussed.


MGT   733     Cr. 3

Applied Topics in Management Science

In-depth study of the application of management science methodology to manufacturing and service functions. Topics include, but are not restricted to, applications of linear and non-linear optimization models, applied stochastic processes, production and inventory management, sequencing and scheduling, project

management, system simulation using simulation language, time series analysis and forecasting, flexible manufacturing systems, artificial intelligence, and decision support systems. Prerequisite: MGT 732.


MGT   734     Cr. 3

Small Business Management

Advanced study in the function and role of small business management. Determination of the management team strategy in solving the wide varieties of problems encountered by the small firm. Emphasis on analytical case studies.


MGT   735     Cr. 3

Strategic Management

Development, analysis and selection of operations management policies as emphasized in the role of management operations and the integrative nature of the business enterprise within the constraints of external and internal environments. Prerequisite: completion of the other MBA core required courses.


MGT   736     Cr. 3

The Global Environment of Business

This course focuses on current changes in the global environment with which U.S. corporations and managers interact. Emphasis is placed on understanding contemporary changes in the global environment. Contemporary and current changes are examined from a managerial and business perspective that focuses on the inter-dependence of the U.S. and other countries and trading blocs in the global environment of



MGT   738     Cr. 3

Labor–Management Relations

An in-depth examination of the process, structure, evaluation and practices of effective labor-management relations. Special emphasis will be given to the impact of unions on management, grievances, collective bargaining, arbitration, public sector, labor relations and the nature of unions.


MGT   740     Cr. 3

Current Issues in Human

Resources and Industrial Relations

An in-depth investigation of selected current trends and issues of importance in human resource management and industrial relations. Topics may include: strategic human resource management, legal and social change affecting human resource management, current trends in union organizing, new developments in collective bargaining, new developments in fringe benefits and compensation, and comparative human resource management.


MGT   795     Cr. 3

Continuous Quality Improvement for Products and Processes

Course covers customer, output, process, input, stake and stock holders, and decision making functions as they relate to continuous quality improvement. The focus is on delivering the “best net value” to the customer. Students will investigate forming organizational alliances and consensus thinking; integrating corporate functions; developing customer orientation and facilitating teamwork. Site visits and guest lectures will be incorporated. Team-taught. Certificate of Proficiency will be issued upon course completion. Prerequisite: MTH 205 or equivalent. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Sem. II.


MGT   797     Cr. 1-3

Independent Study

Individual reading or research under the guidance of a staff member. Registration with consent of the student’s regular adviser, the instructor, and the department chairperson. Student must have completed a minimum of 21 credits in the MBA program with a minimum GPA of 3.50. Approval form available in the office of the dean of the College of Business Administration. Form must be completed prior to registration. Repeatable for credit — maximum 3.*

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